Astronauts

Truth And Reconciliation Report

October 30, 1998 – Truth And Reconciliation – Car Bomb Attacks In Gaza – John Glenn Back In Space

October 30, 1998 – BBC World Service Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 30, 1998 – A momentous day for South Africa; the publication and release of the final Truth and Reconciliation report took place on this day. At a ceremony in Pretoria, Commission Chairman Desmond Tutu presented...

Major David Simons - Ballon to Outer Space

August 28, 1957 – A Balloon Into Space – A Closet Full Of Bathing Suits – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

August 28, 1957 – Life And The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 28, 1957 – 60 years ago history was made when Major David Simons piloted the first hot-air balloon, reaching over 100,000 feet to the edge of Outer Space. It was the first such experiment using...

Life on Earth the day they walked on the Moon.

July 20, 1969 – Life On Earth The Day They Walked On The Moon – Past Daily Reference Room.

July 20, 1969 – News Of The Day from KNX-FM, Los Angeles – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 20, 1969 – the day they walked on the moon. The day everyone who was around at the time remembers where they were, what they were doing and...

John Glenn

The Day Everybody Wanted To Be John Glenn – Feb. 20, 1962 – RIP: John Glenn (1921-2016)

John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20,...

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...